Louis is as fit as a fiddle

Louis is as fit as a fiddle

Louis is as fit as a fiddle

First published in STFC News by

LOUIS Thompson says he feels as fit as he has ever been, as the Swindon Town midfielder cranks up his preparations for the new League One campaign.

Thompson, at 19 still one of the more experienced members of the Robins’ squad in 2014/15, is expected to feature prominently in the middle of midfield this term.

And he’s determined to make it a full season of action, rather than the truncated spells he endured last year because of injury.

He told the Advertiser: “I felt good. I’ve had a good pre-season so far. I’ve topped up the fitness levels and, to be fair, the summer fitness programme that we had kept us at a level which was pretty high from the previous season.

“Personally, I feel the fittest I’ve ever been and I think the team feel that as well. I think that showed (against Southampton) and in the last 20 minutes we looked quite strong.

“I’ll look at targets when I finish pre-season. At the moment it’s just about getting through with no niggles and get into the first few games 100 per cent fit. That’s my aim.

“Last season was frustrating - I was picking up little niggles here and there and that’s what I want to cut out. I’ve worked on my fitness with the fitness coach and the physio and so far so good, touch wood.

“For me, I want to emulate what I did last year, repeat it and go one step further if I can.”

With Thompson competing alongside Yaser Kasim, Massimo Luongo, Anton Rodgers and Ben Gladwin for one of three central midfield slots in manager Mark Cooper’s starting XI this term, the academy product knows he’ll need to be on top form to nail down a regular spot.

“We’ve got some very gifted players in there,” he said. “We’ve got Yas, Mass and Anton and Benjy to come back in. There’s competition for places, that’s for sure. I think that can only be good for the boys. It will keep them on their toes and hopefully it will bode well for the season.”

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7:31am Fri 25 Jul 14

We are PANTS says...

Of the players stated he would definitely be in my starting 11 every week..
Of the players stated he would definitely be in my starting 11 every week.. We are PANTS
  • Score: 5

7:52am Fri 25 Jul 14

London Red says...

Definitely - different to Mass so shouldn't be in direct competition - but if all considered together LT would be 2nd every time behind ML for me
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They would be my 2 in a 442 as we saw it worked away at PV
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YK would get my nod to join them as we are a 3 with AR and BG on the bench.
Definitely - different to Mass so shouldn't be in direct competition - but if all considered together LT would be 2nd every time behind ML for me . They would be my 2 in a 442 as we saw it worked away at PV . YK would get my nod to join them as we are a 3 with AR and BG on the bench. London Red
  • Score: 3

9:13am Fri 25 Jul 14

Forevered says...

I still think this lad has much more to come. Box to box midfielder with a fantastic engine and as good a tackler as his brother. 2 extremely well timed tackles on Monday night, after tracking back 60 yards, prevented Southampton from certain strikes at goal. I shall look forward to watching this lad 'grow' this season!
I still think this lad has much more to come. Box to box midfielder with a fantastic engine and as good a tackler as his brother. 2 extremely well timed tackles on Monday night, after tracking back 60 yards, prevented Southampton from certain strikes at goal. I shall look forward to watching this lad 'grow' this season! Forevered
  • Score: 8

2:20pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Swindonfan says...

amazing young man, what a gent he is, looking forward to this season COYR
amazing young man, what a gent he is, looking forward to this season COYR Swindonfan
  • Score: 4

3:29pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Swindon1984 says...

London Red wrote:
Definitely - different to Mass so shouldn't be in direct competition - but if all considered together LT would be 2nd every time behind ML for me . They would be my 2 in a 442 as we saw it worked away at PV . YK would get my nod to join them as we are a 3 with AR and BG on the bench.
With you there - Gladwin's got physical presence (not a big tackler but a bit target) and I've seen flashes in him that show a lot of promise, but no way would he start over Thompson or Luongo for me. Rogers a bit of an unknown quantity as yet, Kasim started fantastically but seems to have struggled at points.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Definitely - different to Mass so shouldn't be in direct competition - but if all considered together LT would be 2nd every time behind ML for me . They would be my 2 in a 442 as we saw it worked away at PV . YK would get my nod to join them as we are a 3 with AR and BG on the bench.[/p][/quote]With you there - Gladwin's got physical presence (not a big tackler but a bit target) and I've seen flashes in him that show a lot of promise, but no way would he start over Thompson or Luongo for me. Rogers a bit of an unknown quantity as yet, Kasim started fantastically but seems to have struggled at points. Swindon1984
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Fri 25 Jul 14

hertz says...

Still wish Adver would'nt put fiddle in any heading to do wth the Mighty STFC though . Those days are gone , in fact we must have the cleanest most scrutinised books in the whole of the FA now .COYR
Still wish Adver would'nt put fiddle in any heading to do wth the Mighty STFC though . Those days are gone , in fact we must have the cleanest most scrutinised books in the whole of the FA now .COYR hertz
  • Score: -1

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